Saturday, March 11, 2006

More progress

I am amazed with myself! I have made loads of progress with my knitting projects. What a difference not having any children around makes to my devoted knitting time. I have finished knitting the Booga bag and have now started on the I-cord strap. I didn't bring my double pointed needles, so here I am doing them on 24" circs. Man, what a pain!!! I managed about 4" and got very bored. Well, I have a long journey in the car later, maybe I'll do some more soon.

So, I thought I'd start something else instead. I have decided to make Polly's Kiri. It's such a gorgeous shawl. The yarn in Kaalund yarns expression in Waterlilly (just think Monet - beautiful colours- sorry, the colours aren't great on the photo). I bought the yarn at the Knitting and Stitching show last October. After a few false starts, I have managed to get into the groove of the knitting. Knitting laceweight yarn is definitely a skill.
Finally, I started making a little tank top for me with Laines Du Nord Bikini in white which I purchased from Loop (on sale) few weeks back. The yarn is 100% Tactel and is very stretchy. I'm kinda making up the pattern as I go along, so we'll have to see how it turns out. The body is knitted in a 1x1 rib and that's it. I haven't quite decided on the rest yet! Hmm
We leave Denver today to drive to Vail. I'm not sure what the Internet access will be like, but I hope to be back soon.


Mimi said...

Sounds like you are having a great knitting time! Enjoy it!

Kathy said...

1x1 rib. You are so the opposite of me! I just can't fall in love with ribbing.

Have a great vacation. Isn't it nice not to cook.

Can I have some juice mom?
(just thought I'd make you feel like you were at home)